Biography of Maude Adams


Adams, Maude, actress, born (Kiskadden) in Salt Lake City, November 11, 1872. Her mother (stage name "Adams") was leading woman of stock company there. Appeared on stage in child's parts. Went to school. Joined E. H. Sothern Company, New York, at 16. Ingenue role in the "Midnight Bell"; afterward in Charles Frohman's Stock Company; later supported John Drew. Pronounced success in "Little Minister," 1897-98; also in "L'Aiglon," "Peter Pan," "What Every Woman Knows," "Chantecler," and in Shakespearean roles.